geometrical sculptures & models
The influences on my earlier sculptural work were the geometries of regular and semi-regular polyhedral, the structural forms found in crystals (and crystallography), and the massive geometrical monuments of the Ancient World. It has long seemed to me that, considerations of scale apart, there are clear and fairly obvious points of comparison in the appearance of these different modalities. They are all relatively simple, highly geometric and project an enduring, transcendent quality - features that, of course, account for their aesthetic appeal. I do not feel over-precious or over-protective about this work. It seems perfectly valid to employ the assistance of others in its making, or indeed for some of it to be entirely manufactured by those with the skills and equipment needed to carry out commissions. Equally, as a conscious reaction against the over-inflated values (and egos) associated with so much Art these days, I’m perfectly happy to have any of my work replicated, or for others to make their own versions or copies of it. And in this same, post-modern spirit, these structures are not carved out of the fine stones associated with traditional sculpture, but have been made using conventional construction materials – primarily, cut and welded steel, concrete, and cement-based products. More recently I have been exploring the possibilities of smaller, painted models.